Dr. Rachel Jean- Baptiste founded Oxford Epi in 2011 after a successful career in international health where she led programs and research in more than 14 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, North and Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe.
She has unique set of skills that include strong quantitative research and analysis and business process improvement, and has applied these for more than 15 years with outstanding results in improving health services for the management of infectious and chronic diseases.
She started her career in public health and was the Epidemiologist at a state level (Ohio) Quality Improvement Organization, where she designed and led activities to improve care processes at health systems across the state.
She later became Director of Science at a national organization charged with analyzing data on cancers for the US.
She left local public health to continue her career in international health, and has since served in a number of senior management roles including country director for large scale programs in Uganda and Rwanda, Health Team Leader for USAID, and senior technical adviser for multi-country programs and research for HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, Maternal, newborn and child health, and chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases.
She served as guest lecturer at the University of Oxford Global Health Program, and provided consulting services to Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Dr Jean-Baptiste is motivated by helping people thrive in their environment, and promotes the responsible use of technology and innovation to make this happen.
Mr. Andreas Salomonsen is an International Social Scientist with expertise in community development, community participation and sustainability. During the course of his career, he has served as special advisor with DANIDA on rural development, consulted with the World Bank on long term sustainability of comunity projects, while also gaining extensive experience working as an implementing partner for a number of other donors including DFID, EU, SIDA, and AusAID.
His wide range of experience includes project management, monitoring and evaluation, community development, business development, technology transfer, social impact assessment and design, collection and analysis of socio-economic indicators.
He has also experience in capacity building and institutional strengthening at community and district level of public and private stakeholders, including identification and involvement of local stakeholders and community participation in road and transport sector projects. Moreover he has worked with a range of stakeholders, including donors, local and central government authorities, CBOs/NGOs, and local community leaders to identify opportunities, plan and prioritize projects and activities, and understand project impact.
He has worked in 11 countries in three regions, and speaks fluent Portuguese and Swahili. Mr. Salomonsen provides strategic leadership that promotes sustainability and community engagement on all projects implemented by Oxford Epi.
Ms. Jeri A. Simpson provides strategic and innovative HR direction to Oxford Epi, translating our business vision into HR initiatives that improve performance, profitability, growth, and employee engagement.
She brings a track record of being an empowering leader who supports organizations and top executives with a unique perspective and appreciation that human capital is every organization’s greatest asset.
She is a genuine influencer who thrives on tough challenges and translates visions and strategies into actionable, value-added goals.
Prior to joining Oxford Epi, she served as the Director of Human Resources for UCLA Health, University of California, Los Angeles for 19 years.
She also worked as Chief Human Resources Officer for Corona Regional Medical Center, and as Director of Human Resources for Coastal Communities Hospital in Santa Ana, CA.